attractions: The Lost World and Christmas Creek

Stinson Park

Stinson Park, Christmas Creek is set on the Banks of Christmas Creek in the shadow of the awe inspiring Darlington Range. Ideal for the family camping scenario, or a great base camp for experienced hikers to take on the surrounding walking tracks.

In 1937, a local man, Bernard O’Reilly set out in search of a small commercial passenger plane that crashed in thick rain forest. The current camp site was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Stinson park provides a base camp for (experienced hikers) to retrace some of O’Reilly’s heroic journey back up the Darlington Range to the crash site of the airliner, or a visit the site of Westray’s grave, one of the victims of the crash.

LOCATION:

Christmas Creek Road, Christmas Creek,

T 07 5544 8008